Creatures of the deep

False Bay, Cape Town, is known for its amazing sea life, from dolphins, sharks to whales and also sting rays. These seriously huge rays frequent a local bay foraging for the scraps fisherman discard overboard as they clean their fish. They are common in this area and provide brave divers with some amazing displays as[…]

Bloggers, reviews and boating adventures

Conquest Charters has provided many tourists with amazing memories and pictures of the ocean lifestyle by boating in Cape Town, South Africa. Sadly, the pictures taken and shared with friends are something we seldom get to see. However, on a recent trip we shared this experience with some local travel bloggers of The Travel Manuel.[…]

Winners and Boats

The next step in the competition process was to plan the trip. Weather conditions play a big part in the actual enjoyment of the passengers and planning a trip requires keeping an eye on long-term weather forecasts. But Cape Town being what it is, has its fair share of great weather days. Lots of sun[…]

October photo contest

To celebrate spring and a number of marine events (e.g. National Marine Week and the Save our Seabird Festival), we are launching a photo contest to share the marine experience. Cape Town is surrounded by ocean so it should not be difficult to meet the theme requirements. Any Oceanic theme applies – Beach clean-ups, sunsets,[…]

March Madness

The summer season has proven to be rather quiet as many travellers tighten their belts and explore different options to entertain themselves, abroad or in Cape Town. But as history often repeats itself, March has proven to be a regularly busy month for boating tourism. With that Conquest Charters and Marine Scene will be doing[…]

BaPhumele Children’s Day

For the kids of BaPhumele Childrens Home Christmas came early as the OCEANA Power Boat Club and Conquest Charters donated their time and resources to share some joy over this festive season. Not all children get the gifts they want in December, but judging by the faces of the kids, the boat ride and time[…]

SMS! Send the word “table” to 34874

Cape Town and Table Mountain needs your vote to name this iconic geological feature as one of the “SEVEN NATURAL WONDERS OF THE WORLD” I have Worked on (as botanist), Hiked (a few of the many amazing trails), Swam (in one of Silvermine’s dam), Studied (as a UCT student), Leisured (jogging and picnics), Photographed (plants[…]

Summer is on its way

      I agree that, updates have been slow of late. But I DO have some charters to report back on. The Cape Point run in False Bay has been our most active trip so far with Marine Scene and Blue Flash. As usual  weather conditions vary day to day – making for fun outings. Our most[…]

Discovery Shark Week

For those of you who are know me and are familiar with the business, will know that during the winter time in Cape Town I often talk about going to sea. Now Some people might think this is crazy, but it is during this time that the Great White Shark population in False Bay concentrates[…]

Sharking around

Last year we ventured out to the film site of Air Jaws. A BBC documentary focusing on the Great White Shark in False Bay, Cape Town. This is not too far from our usual tourist run and naturally we were curious to see more about the famous island. Well we did! and it was awesome,[…]

Winter won’t stop us!!

June in South Africa signals the arrival of the winter season and is usually accompanied by the cold and the rain, many reasons to stay indoors. However , there are many beautiful days that nestle in between the cold fronts that make their way with ferocity over the Peninsula and the beauty of the Cape[…]

2011 Freedom Swim

2011 was the 10th time the Freedom Swim was officially held. Starting at Robben Island and ending at Big Bay the swim distance is an impressive 7.5km of cold water swimming. This is the forth or fifth time we have taken part in the swim accompanying various swimmers across the channel. Including Natalie Du Toit[…]

End of Summer

Once again UCT exchange students joined us for a mid-semester team building excursion. Last year, we took them from HoutBay, however this year we left from the Oceana Power Boat Club on the Atlantic seaboard. This route includes highlights such as vistas of the beautiful Table Mountain and the marvellous new Cape Town Stadium. Next we[…]

Cycle Tour update

What a fabulous day! And what a blessing for the perfect weather! During my cycle I heard many people comment on how beautiful our coastline is. Especially Hout Bay, where Chapmans Peak starts to eat at the muscle fibres in the legs, the beauty of Hout Bay seems to give people the distraction and inspiration[…]

Cycling, Charities and Boats

I will be cycling in the 2011 Pick n Pay Cape Argus Cycle Tour. As exciting as that bit of news is on its own, I will be doing for St Luke’s Hospice. St Luke’s description: ” St Luke’s Hospice provides palliative care to people who are approaching the end of their lives. A team of skilled[…]

Summer on the Sea in Cape Town

The year started out well with more locals getting on the boat than internationals as is normally the case. The trip in the picture was planned for an 8am pre-work boat ride from the waterfront. It was amazing; the sea-life – seals,birds, all out in morning light. Glad to say we were back by 9[…]